Dec 3, 2012 4:00am EST
, kate middleton and political polls also made the top ten list. so here is a simple question for you today. what dunk were the most interesting stories this year or the most interesting story, the election, the owe almost picks, the ongoing saga in greece. let us thouknow. worldwide at cnkrchlt nbcnbc.co. >>> starbucks is changing the way it pays taxes in the uk this after harsh criticism of tax avoidance from the british government. more when we come back. having you ship my gifts couldn't be easier. well, having a ton of locations doesn't hurt. and a santa to boot! [ chuckles ] right, baby. oh, sir. that is a customer. oh...sorry about that. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. fedex office. >>> words of caution from the bank of japan chief at forum in tokyo. the governor said central bankers need to take a long term policy perspective if they want sustainable growth. he quoted saying central banks must not look for markets to guidance and not overreact to expectations. this after the bank of japan has been the center of a heated political debate ahead of the election.
Dec 3, 2012 9:00am EST
. >>> we're going to talk about european stocks for sure. but we're also going to talk about kate middleton officially pregnant. i mean that, is the news of the day. >> oh, yes. well, for many in britain it will be. kate middleton is pregnant. markets overall today really positive tone emerging in europe. not just from the equities but the bonds and importantly the comments. let's just check out where we are at the european close. first of the week, first of the month. >> the european markets are closing now. >> in fact, we were doing much better than that on those two pieces of data coming out of china that manufacturing was improving and you had the spanish market up 1%, italians more. we have cut that because of what has happened in the united states the ability to get leverage higher. the big news in europe, apart from kate middleton's pregnancy, the fact that the greek debt buyback process is beginning, it's going to be a dutch auction, they'll work out exactly where the market stands and price it at the end of that. the indication they really want it to succeed. in a few moments time
Dec 4, 2012 12:00pm EST
>>> nokia can raise cash by taking pictures of kate middleton on nokia cameras and selling them to the tabloids. that does it if for us on this tuesday. back to headquarters, wopner and the "fast money halftime." >>> it is time for the halftime show, four hours until the close. here is where we stand on the street. the dow is hanging on to positive territory by just about 17 points. you look over my shoulder here, s&p, nasdaq negative. here is what we're following. the path to 1600, street strategists says will get there sooner than you think. he'll tell you exactly how. open house, toll brothers wows the street. should the stock make a move into your portfolio? we debate that ahead. first our top story, dueling over a cliff. now that the white house has rejected the latest offer from republicans, where do negotiations go from here and what does it mean for your money? our traders for the hour with us. joe, right to you. the other day you were bullish. you were fighting with me why you like this market. now today you're cautious. tell us why. >> what i have done is begin to pare